This report provided by WyoTech.
When was the last time you boarded an airplane and thought about what's involved to keep it safe and functioning correctly?
In our increasingly mobile society, air travel is a popular form of transportation. We depend on it to get us to a vacation destination, to take a business trip or to visit friends and family in other parts of the world.
There is a lot more to the proper operation of aircraft than one might imagine. That's why we rely on trained professionals to maintain and repair them and ensure safe and dependable performance.
Aircraft mechanics are responsible for servicing, repairing, overhauling and testing aircraft. These professionals work on a variety of aircraft and aircraft systems, such as the engine, brakes, landing gear and electrical systems, or specialize in repairing certain parts of aircraft.
Job opportunities for aircraft mechanics should be excellent for those who have completed aircraft mechanic training programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of aircraft mechanics is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.
Graduates are prepared for positions as domestic or foreign airline technicians, regional commuter airline technicians, and in helicopter operations and airplane/helicopter manufacturing.
WyoTech's Aeronautical Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and can be completed in about five months.
The program includes hands-on career training in WyoTech's well-equipped labs and shops, filled with modern equipment and aircraft system mock-ups. Students are taught both in the classroom and in laboratories and workshops, ensuring that they get the real-world experience they need.
The Aeronautical Maintenance Technology program is designed to give even students with no prior aviation experience the skills they need. The program is broken down into a number of phases, including general, airframe, electrical and power plant.
Graduates have a thorough understanding of the specific parts and systems and the skills necessary to maintain, inspect and repair an aircraft. WyoTech prepares students to obtain federal certification in aviation maintenance.
Career placement assistance is available for graduates, and financial aid is available. The School also offers a Veteran Educational Assistance Program.
For more information about WyoTech, call 866-740-0359 or go to about-wyo.com. The campus is located at 150 Hanscom Drive, Bedford (approximately five miles northwest of Boston).
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